We are more than half way through the month. Do I hear applause, everyone and anyone?
This weekend was completely theater intensive. The only time I was at the keyboard was to work with Katherine on editing a college application essay. Other than that, I was focused on two tasks: portraying Charlotte Wallace in “Beyond Therapy” to the best of my ability and holding auditions for “First Kisses.”
I did manage to squeak in attending an art show at the Empty Space before Saturday’s “Beyond Therapy.” I arrived at 4:00 pm and basically camped at the theater until just after curtain call.
This would be an easy point to say, “Why do I even want to incorporate an element of visual art into my life? It feels foolish to attempt to fit one more thing into my chronically filled-with-activity lifestyle.”
That would be a simple excuse to stop.
I prefer, instead, to stay grounded in my growth as a cross-genre artist. Growth and expansion are what feed me creatively. I have gained so much from the projects which are being born from Art Every Day Month – and I don’t mean the art I am “used to” creating or “comfortable” creating.
Among the strongest a-ha’s and awarenesses have come from the creative arts I have played with in which I am a beginner. It is in those projects when I allow myself to play and allow myself to do poorly that I am enjoying myself the most deeply.
"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down."
Today I plan to make some more hands as a part of my secret self project. Last night Cameron and I went to Denny’s and I made some hand-haiku on one of the placemats. I wish I had thought to save it.
What is important, though, is today I will continue creating.
Today I will step into the flow of art and see what it has to show me.
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